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[ ]e a recent bulk mailing to Bureaus of copy of letter addressed to this bureau under date June 2, 1954 from subject organization, we have been deluged with requests for report.
952 we became aware of the existence of an organization operating under the name of [Sci]entology” in our city, with L. Ron Hubbard reportedly heading this organization. This [is the] same L. Ron Hubbard who authored the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and President of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation about which the National [Bure]au issued a report dated January 18, 1951.
[In e]arly May of 1954, a Mr. Burke Belknap, Jr. (President of the Freudian Foundation) called at [?] office after attempting to place advertising regarding free meetings of their organization through [the] Phoenix Newspapers; such advertising having been refused on the grounds that this of[fice] had no filed information concerning the organization.
Belknap appeared most cooperative, and volunteered considerable information concern[ing] both the Freudian Foundation and the Hubbard Foundation. His explanation of the relation[ship] between the two was that while there was no specific connection, the former is concerned [with] passing on to the public the information made available through the research, writings, [ ] of the Hubbard Association; their aims being “reduction of mental and physical illness, [pre]venting criminology, with the ultimate goal of preventing wars, through processes developed [by] L. Ron Hubbard.
[?] stated further that while, with Scientology, they have found they have achieved unbeliev[able] results with “crazy mixed-up people” their primary interest is in dealing with intelli[gent], apparently well-adjusted people as with a working knowledge of the principles of Scient[ology] the individual releases the “potential” within himself which never has been given an [op]portunity to develop and turns himself into a dynamic individual capable of accomplishing [ ] more than he ever dreamed possible once he has ceased to operate “out of time and space.”
[ ] that requests for information from the Hubbard Organization two years before had been [ ], Belknap stated that time Mr. Hubbard was beset by family difficulties, financial dif[ficulties], and Trustee difficulties and wasn’t his true self; but that all these conditions worked themselves out and he was sure Mr. Hubbard and his associates would cooperate in [pro]viding information regarding the organization and its activities.
[ ]rently as a result of our conversation with Mr. Belknap, under date of May 12, 1954 a long [expl]anatory letter concerning the subject association was submitted to us, signed by John [Gal]usha, Secretary, including photostatic copies of statements made by Sara N. Hubbard. Later [ ]icated copies of this same letter (dated June 12, 1954) was furnished us by the subject — [cur]rently under the impression that this office would immediately forward same to the entire [ ]an roster. Instead, they were furnished on request. Recently in conversation with one of [the]ir representatives this fact was explained and the Association of Scientologists then asked [ ]orrow a roster for the purpose of mailing out these copies of their original letter to this [offi]ce. This apparently has been done with an accompanying letter dated Jan. 3, 1955.
[Acco]rding to the State Corporation Commission, the Association lists, under “purposes”, [the] following:
“To establish a religious association for the research into the spirit and human soul, and the use and dissemination of findings.”
[In]corporators: [Kenneth D. Barrett, Ralph x. Swanson, Louis B. Zussman]
[Boar]d of Directors: L. Ron Hubbard Sr., John Galusha, Mary Sue Hubbard, Ralph Swanson, Kenneth D. Barrett
[ ] a non-profit corporation.
[ ]er of other Associations, all separate corporations, all non-profit, all with the [rel]igious” aspect, share the same headquarters and appear to be inter-related. These are:
International [ ] of Scientology
Church of the American Science
Church of Scientology
Professional Auditors [ ] International
[ ] of the people referred to in connection with the above organizations have been [ ]ed “Dr.” Communications [from some] of these people show a “D.D.” following their [names]. [ ] indicate the degree has been conferred by the Church of American [Sci]ence or the Church of Scientology.